Open Heaven 26 April 2018 Thursday – THE STILLER OF STORMS
Open Heaven 26 April 2018 Memorise:Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Read: Mark 4:35-41 Open Heaven 26 April 2018
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Open Heaven 26 April 2018
Bible in one year: Ruth 1-2, Hebrews 3:7-4:7
Hymnal: Sing hymn 10
MESSAGE – OPEN HEAVEN 26 APRIL 2018
Open Heavens For Teens and Prayer Points For Today are available below!!!
Life can be very turbulent indeed, but thank God there is a Stiller of Storms, who is the Lord Jesus Christ. The wise will therefore anchor their life on Him (Hebrews 6:19). On truth is that at one point or the other in the course of life, everyone will experience a storm. It is therefore wise to prepare for storms by giving heed to what the word of God teaches about them. Here is what the Stiller of Storms says about storms in Matthew 7:24-25:
“Therefore whosoever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”
In the above verses of Scripture, the Stiller of Storms likens His teachings to the power that stabilizes a structure battered by storms. A wise man will therefore take these teachings very seriously. Although the word of God is powerful, for it to work for you, you must be a doer of the word. James 1:22 says
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
The story in Mark 4:35-41 reveals Jesus Christ as the Stiller of Storms. He was travelling in a ship with His disciples when a great storm arose, putting the ship and its occupants in Jeopardy. Meanwhile, even in the midst of this storm, Jesus Christ was fast asleep, and the frightened disciples hurriedly woke Him up.
When He awoke, He first rebuked the wind and then commanded peace to reign. In obedience to Him, the wind ceased and the Bible reports that there was immediately a great calm (Mark 4:39). After restoring calm, He rebuked His disciples for being fearful and faithless. Hear what the scripture says in Mark 4:41:
“And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Beloved, what kind of storm are you currently facing? I am using this opportunity to introduce to you that same Jesus, the Stiller of storms.
He can still that storm raging in your life, be it sickness, poverty, failure or disappointment of a great magnitude. Only believe, and you will see the glory of God. I advise you to invite Jesus Christ into your life if you have not done so before. He is eager to still your storms today.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 26 April 2018
Jesus, You are the Stiller of storms, please still every storm ranging in my life today.
OPEN HEAVEN 26 APRIL 2018 THURSDAY HYMN
SING HYMN 10 – MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamp of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray
Take all my guilt away
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside
When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS
DATE: THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2018
THEME: FEAR OF MAN
MEMORISE: The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be
safe. Proverbs 29:25
Please read: Luke 12:4-7
No man is big enough to be feared. Respect and
reverence for others, especially people of
authority is important, but fear should be
discouraged. The fear of man will make you offend God when you have to choose between
obeying God and that man. The only reason man will try to instill fear into you is so as to control you; and when a man is controlling you, it means God has no influence over you.
If your friends are luring you into sin, be bold to tell them NO.
If an elder is asking you to lie, be bold to tell them NO. If someone, even an older person is trying to touch you in private areas of
your body, be bold, tell the person NO, and report them to your parents. Do not fear any human
being. The fear of man will only lead you into a terrible trap and when you get hurt, the man
might not even be capable of helping you.
The only authentic person to fear is GOD.
The fear of God is the highest form of wisdom any human being can possess!
BIBLE IN ONE
YEAR: 2 Samuel 15-16
1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.
2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’re ye meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.
3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus !
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
When duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.
4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.
Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Thursday, April 26, 2018) – The Stiller of Storms
1.Father, I lift up your name, I exalt you, I acknowledge your greatness and sovereignty over my life and destiny.
2.I thank you, Father, for another day of your grace and mercy toward me.
3.Father, in anyway, l have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me, in Jesus’ name.
4.Father, please, make me not only the hearer of your word but also the doer, in Jesus’ name.
5.Father, let me be built up and well grounded in your word, so that I shall be able to overcome the storms of life that may come against me, in Jesus’ name.
6.Father, wake up every sleeping giant in your church and cause a big wave of revival to break in our time, in Jesus’ name.
7.Father, let every spirit of fear and doubt in my life, be replaced with faith and absolute trust, in you, in Jesus’ name.
8.Father, paralyse every evil power behind any storm in my life, ministry, family and finance, in Jesus’ name.
9.Father, go into my future and silence every storm waiting for me and my family, in Jesus’ name.
10.Jesus, you are the stiller of storms, please, still every storm raging in my life, in Jesus’ name.
11.Father, forgive all my sins of disobedience and terminate every storm triggered by them, in Jesus’ name.
12.Father, let every stubborn challenge in the life and ministry of Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the author of the open heavens daily devotional and general overseer of RCCG, be divinely resolved today, in Jesus’ name.
13.Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)
14.In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)
15.Thank you Father for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).